We all care about the environment, but we often don’t live environmentally-friendly lifestyles. There are, however, ways to change this, and it all starts in your home.
Americans waste, on average, 1 trillion gallons of water each year. In order to be truly eco-friendly, and to cut down on the waste of a resource that we need to survive, you need to start thinking seriously about your water usage. First, fix any leaks around your house, then, start making lifestyle changes to help save water. For example, turn the water off while you’re brushing your teeth, or install a low-flow shower head.
Invest in energy-efficient appliances
Your appliances are a huge part of your energy usage. To cut down on the amount of energy your home uses, opt for energy-efficient appliances with the Energy Star logo, as well as energy-efficient lightbulbs such as CFLs or LEDS.
Buy recycled or pre-owned
Whether you’re installing new windows or buying new furniture, there are eco-friendly ways to fill your home. For example, windows can be built with recycled glass, while perfectly good furniture can be bought at antique stores or secondhand stores.
Use a smart thermostat
Due to the amount of energy it consumers, how you heat and cool your home has an enormous impact on the environment. To cut down on energy waste, install a smart or programmable thermostat to better control the temperature of your home. You should use these in concert with other energy-saving techniques for maximum benefits.
Install solar panels
In order for your home to be truly eco-friendly, you need to cut down on your fossil fuel reliance. Solar panels are the best way to do this, as not only do they provide you with clean energy, they also allow you to send energy back to the grid, reducing overall energy waste. If you’re thinking of installing solar panels, then contact Empire Clean Energy Supply to get started.